Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government-owned Inventions License Application and Utilization Report, 29483 [05-10180]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / Notices 6. The Council is considering amending the Shrimp FMP with the following two actions: a. Investigate ways to reduce turtle mortality in the South Atlantic EEZ as a result of shrimp trawling (i.e., prohibition of shrimping during the night-time and gear adjustments); and b. Implement a limited-entry program for the penaeid shrimp fishery. 7. In order to maintain the optimum size, age, and genetic structure of slow growing, long-lived, deepwater snapper and grouper species (e.g., snowy grouper, speckled hind, and yellowedge grouper) the Council is considering the use of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the South Atlantic EEZ. A total of nine proposed sites are currently being considered. 8. Any other actions that the Council feels are necessary to implement ecosystem-based fishery management in the South Atlantic following the scoping process. In an effort to use the technical expertise in the region to develop the FEP, the Council has conducted a series of technical workshops during 2003 and 2004, while more are planned for 2005. In addition, the Council has been accepting public input on ecosystembased fisheries management at each of its Advisory Panel and Council meetings. Following publication of this Notice of Intent, the Council will conduct a public scoping period that will end on June 30, 2005, where comments will be accepted through electronic mail, mail, or fax. A scoping meeting to determine the scope of significant issues to be addressed in the DEIS will be conducted on June 13, 2005. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Following consideration of public comments, the Council plans to prepare and distribute the draft FEP Comprehensive Amendment/DEIS in late 2005. A comment period on the DEIS is planned, which will include public hearings to receive comments. Availability of the DEIS, the dates of the public comment period, and information about the public hearings will be announced in the Federal Register and in local news media. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 18, 2005. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–2580 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Technology Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Governmentowned Inventions License Application and Utilization Report ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 22, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be directed to John Raubitschek, Patent Counsel, HCHB, Room 4835, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–8010; or via e-mail to JRaubits@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In order for a person to obtain a license in a Government-owned invention, certain information is required. As required by 35 U.S.C. 209(f) and 37 CFR 404.5(a)(1), a plan for development or marketing the invention must be submitted to the Federal agency. Additional information is required by 37 CFR 404.8 relating to the potential licensee and its particular development and marketing plan. The plan is used to determine if a license should be granted to the applicant and on what terms. Also, 35 U.S.C. 209(d)(2) and 37 CFR 404.5(b)(6) requires that any licensee report periodically on its utilization efforts of the licensed invention. This information indicates if the licensee is complying with its development and marketing plan and whether the license should be terminated or modified by the agency under 35 U.S.C. 209(d)(3). The development and marketing plan of the application is protected from FOIA under 35 U.S.C 209(f). If an application for a license has been denied, it may be PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29483 appealed under 37 CFR 404.11(a). The utilization report is usually required by the license to be submitted annually until practical application has been achieved. The report is protected from FOIA under 35 U.S.C. 209(d)(2). II. Method of Collection The application for license is usually submitted in writing with attachments. However, it may be transmitted by email or facsimile. III. Data OMB Number: 0692–0006. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,600. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours for an application; 1 hour for utilization report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $52,000. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 17, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Technology Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government-
owned Inventions License Application and Utilization Report

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing and 
proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instruments and instructions 
should be directed to John Raubitschek, Patent Counsel, HCHB, Room 
4835, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 
482-8010; or via e-mail to JRaubits@doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In order for a person to obtain a license in a Government-owned 
invention, certain information is required. As required by 35 U.S.C. 
209(f) and 37 CFR 404.5(a)(1), a plan for development or marketing the 
invention must be submitted to the Federal agency. Additional 
information is required by 37 CFR 404.8 relating to the potential 
licensee and its particular development and marketing plan. The plan is 
used to determine if a license should be granted to the applicant and 
on what terms. Also, 35 U.S.C. 209(d)(2) and 37 CFR 404.5(b)(6) 
requires that any licensee report periodically on its utilization 
efforts of the licensed invention. This information indicates if the 
licensee is complying with its development and marketing plan and 
whether the license should be terminated or modified by the agency 
under 35 U.S.C. 209(d)(3). The development and marketing plan of the 
application is protected from FOIA under 35 U.S.C 209(f). If an 
application for a license has been denied, it may be appealed under 37 
CFR 404.11(a). The utilization report is usually required by the 
license to be submitted annually until practical application has been 
achieved. The report is protected from FOIA under 35 U.S.C. 209(d)(2).

II. Method of Collection

    The application for license is usually submitted in writing with 
attachments. However, it may be transmitted by email or facsimile.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0692-0006.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,600.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours for an application; 1 hour for 
utilization report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $52,000.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: May 17, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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